Mothers’ Union

The local Mothers Union group contact is Margaret Lawton: 01432 880817

Welcome to Mothers’ Union, Sutton St. Nicholas.

Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation with more than 3.6 million members in 79 countries worldwide. The backbone of Mothers’ Union is its worldwide network of grassroots volunteers. Whatever their individual backgrounds, members are united in their commitment to supporting marriage and family life. They give their time to generously help others, whether by running local projects, supporting international campaigns, or fundraising.

Mothers’ Union also employs over 300 paid workers around the world. These are women drawn from local dioceses, so they speak the language, understand the culture and customs and have first-hand experience of the problems their neighbours face. Mothers’ Union workers provide vital leadership for efforts in the community. They enable people to gain essential skills, develop and encourage sustainable self-help projects, and run training seminars for local Mothers’ Union members and the wider community.

Workers also run the Literacy and Development Programme in Malawi, Sudan and Burundi. This programme enables learners to become literate and numerate as well as gaining skills in health, hygiene, HIV/AIDS and poverty alleviation.

Mothers’ Union is also involved in campaigning and lobbying on a number of worldwide issues such as parental rights, international debt relief and child poverty. We are happy to be working in partnership with various organisations, including the United Nations and other ecumenical groups. Read about all our campaigns and policy work in What we do?

Our Mothers’ Union Branch in Sutton St Nicholas has a current total of 25 members and we meet every third Monday of the month in our homes. Each meeting starts with prayer followed by various activities including talks by local speakers, an Annual Praise Service and fundraising events for MU Away From It All Holidays and Overseas Funds. Refreshments and a time of fellowship follow the meetings and annual subscription is £21.00.

Please contact Margaret Lawton, Branch Leader, for further information.

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